Fantasy view of the ruins of a castle on a river, with a barge crossing the ford

Drawing
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Landscape, Fantasy view of the ruins of a castle on a river, with a barge crossing the ford. A ruined building beyond the river, having a watch-tower surmounted by a weather-cock; on the left, in the foreground, is a sailing barge transporting a horse-drawn caravan; Pen, slightly tinted with bistre and neutral tint, on paper.


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Materials and Techniques
Pen and brown ink, with brown and grey wash; double framing line in brown ink. Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink, <i>j: stelling</i><i>werf</i>; and inscribed above this, also in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), <i>437</i>; on verso, along lower edge, by Esdaile, in brown ink,<i> Greffier Fagels colln 1799 WE P96</i> (altered to <i>P97</i>) <i>N80</i>. Inscribed on old mount, in pencil: at lower right, by Dyce, <i>Stellingwerf</i>; and to the right of this, in a nineteenth-century hand (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), <i>140</i>.
Brief Description
Houbraken, Antonina; Fantasy view of the ruins of a castle on a river, with a barge crossing the ford. A ruined building beyond the river, having a watch-tower surmounted by a weather-cock; on the left, in the foreground, is a sailing barge transporting a horse-drawn caravan; Pen, slightly tinted with bistre and neutral tint, on paper; Dutch School; 17th century.
Physical Description
Landscape, Fantasy view of the ruins of a castle on a river, with a barge crossing the ford. A ruined building beyond the river, having a watch-tower surmounted by a weather-cock; on the left, in the foreground, is a sailing barge transporting a horse-drawn caravan; Pen, slightly tinted with bistre and neutral tint, on paper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 139mm
  • Width: 200mm
Style
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Object history
Provenance: Griffier François Fagel the elder (1659–1746), The Hague; presumably his nephew, Griffier Hendrick Fagel the elder (1706–90), The Hague; his grandson, Griffier Hendrick Fagel the younger (1765–1838), The Hague and London, the family sale [François Fagel the elder], London, T. Philipe, 20–5 May 1799, possibly lot 463: ‘Fifteen landscapes––six in bistre––neat small views––the rest ruined castles––all in Holland’ (bt. for £0. 5s. 0d.);1 William Esdaile (1758–1837), London (L. 2617 at upper right), his sale, London, Christie’s, 18–25 June 1840, lot 837: ‘Stellingwerf. A pair of river-scenes, with a chateau and a ferry-boat, in bistre’ (to ‘Sheath’ for £0. 3s. 0d.); Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2014), vol. I, cat.88, p.136
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.437

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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